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District 29 Legislators Issue Statement on Lead in Newark’s Water

Sharing deep concern with the findings that the lead filters previously provided to the residents of Newark were not fully eliminating lead from the water supply, Senate President Pro Tempore M. Teresa Ruiz, Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin and Assemblywoman Shanique Speight issued the following statement:

“The recent events concerning the delivery of clean water to the people of Newark are extremely troubling. It goes without saying, that access to clean, safe drinking water for the children and families of our city is crucial. At this time, residents can access information on the City’s website: or by calling this number: 973-733-6303. As we continue to get updates, we are asking for City, State, and Federal governments to provide transparency, education, and communication regarding immediate remedies and a long term solution to this infrastructure problem.  Every resource available to address this issue should be given to our families.  We are committed to working with the City and we call on the appropriate federal and state agencies to provide any and all support until clean water is provided to every resident of Newark.”